Depression Counselling in Edmonton, AB.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Edmonton, Alberta.


Steve Jukes, M.Sc. in MFT, R.Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Steve Jukes, M.Sc. in MFT, R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

#312, 9707 110 Street (Edmonton Psychological Group), Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2L9 | 780 454 0162

While there are many causes and contributors to depression, a common approach to working with it involves challenging negative thinking. Hurtful or damaging stories we tell ourselves tend to lead to feelings of hopelessness and sadness, which in turn, manifest as depression. At least in part, therapy for depression involves exploring the roots of negative thinking whereby its legitimacy is safely challenged. By undermining these hurtful thoughts, we are more inclined to experience preferred emotions, and a more enjoyable outcome. Clients that engage this process tend to find relief from depressive symptoms and live a more fulfilling life with more options available to them.

Priya Bains, M.A.
Depression Counsellor

Priya Bains, M.A.

Registered Psychologist, Certified Hakomi Therapist

300, 10240-124 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 3W6 | 780 801 0606

Depression is a state that is usually warranted as a result of the situation that we come across. If we allow ourselves to experience and explore our depressive states, our natural tendency is to move out of this state. My approach to working with depression is not to make clients feel better immediately, but it is to sit in the depressed place with them so we can explore why they are there. Once its explored, experienced, and understood, only then can we move ourselves to health.

Debbie Grove, Ph.D., R.Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Debbie Grove, Ph.D., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

10339 - 106 Street NW, Suite 3, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1H8 | 780-719-4771

My extensive work with depression will help you explore and discover the roots of depression in your life, why it continues, and how to reduce and manage depression. I work with clients to map out a customized Depression Management strategy designed to: Identify their depression cycle, The effects of depression in their lives, Zone in on key depression triggers, and Personalize strategies to interrupt their depression cycle. Since each person's learning and change process differs, I integrate various resources, tools, reading materials, and screening kits -- depending on the preferences of my clients. Depression takes a collaborative, supportive, and ongoing partnership to combat it.

SunRise Psychology Centre, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, CHT
Depression Counsellor

SunRise Psychology Centre, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, CHT

Registered Psychologists, Registered Provisional Psychologists, Psychology Interns

6038, Currents Drive, Windermere, Edmonton NW, T6W 0L7 | 1 780 784 0833

Depression are serious and can severely debilitate a person to a point of no return. Lingering depression can be fatal and the suicide risk can be overwhelming. Therefore it is important that family and friends encourage patients to seek help. Psychotherapy has proven to be highly effective in treating depressions, and combined with medication can give very rapid improvements in overall functioning. At SunRise we work very diligently at first improving the building blocks of life 1) Sleep 2) Diet 3) Physical Exercise 4) Socializing and 5) Planning forward. Working your way out of a depression is possible ~ and how rewarding it is to help patients find a rich and fulfilling life again

Shift Psychological, R. Psych
Depression Counsellor

Shift Psychological, R. Psych

Registered Psychologist

10445 124 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1R7 | 780-705-6471

Depression treatment counsellors can help clinically depressed or mildly depressed individuals find the origin of their depression, so it is treated more permanently. In combination with meditation or without, cognitive behavioural therapy, bi-lateral stimulation, EMDR and exposure therapies are skillfully woven into Shift’s protocol, to create a structured and highly effective treatment. Risk factors and development factors are investigated in the initial intake session. Continued screenings for treatment progression and depression symptoms are present in all subsequent sessions, as well.

Family Counselling Centres in Edmonton, M.A, M.Sc
Depression Counsellor

Family Counselling Centres in Edmonton, M.A, M.Sc

Registered Psychologist, Registered Provisional Psychologist and Canadian Certified Counsellor

#32 4004 97 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6N1 | (780) 612-8577

Based on clinical research, spending time with animals can help lessen the symptoms of depression-- particularly when combined with counselling. Relationships formed with horses can illustrate to clients the impact that depression is having in their life and relationships. This can both motivate the client to move towards healing and also provide the safety needed to better understand the challenges they are facing and to make movement toward change.

Sara Jungen, Psychologist
Depression Counselor

Sara Jungen, Psychologist

M.A., R.Psych. - Registered Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Research has clearly demonstrated that mindfulness-based approaches to depression are so powerful that they can reduce the chances of having a relapse by 50%! That's a big deal. A depressed mind is busy creating all kinds of negative thoughts. Mindfulness-based therapy will teach you a new way to relate to your thoughts. You don't have to believe everything you think! Especially the bad stuff, becuse it's often not true.

Samantha Pekh, M.A.,
Depression Counsellor

Samantha Pekh, M.A.,

Registered Psychologist, Clinical Director, PsychSolutions, Inc.

16880-111 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T8N 6T3 | 7807109567

Depression is a mood disorder that can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest that can interfere with daily functioning. Reaching out for help is a step towards wellness. Symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but it is a very treatable condition. Therapy for depression helps you overcome the feelings of hopelessness and despair and to gain control of your life.

Paul Bianchini, Ph.D., R.Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Paul Bianchini, Ph.D., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

9505-79 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 2S1 | 780-757-5535

The depression of our feelings can make things feel better for the moment and can even be a healthy way to manage in the short-term. The problem arises when we push these feelings down over time. What makes it worse is that others may even promote the depression of our feelings. But our feelings do not go away and we begin to feel depressed. Learning to reengage with our feelings helps us rediscover our strength in managing them. I have successfully worked with people from a variety of backgrounds to treat depression and look forward to working with you. Visit my website at www.prairieowlpsychology.ca from more details.

Cheryl Shea, M.Div., RPC, MPCC
Depression Counsellor

Cheryl Shea, M.Div., RPC, MPCC

Registered Professional Counsellor, Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling

Suite 608, 10216-124 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 4A3 | 780-619-0755

We can be depressed for a variety of reasons - disappointment, bereavement, rejection. Ultimately depression requires identification of the cause. If you are dealing with loss and life change counselling is often sufficent. If you are burned out from work or being a caregiver then counselling and self care are both important. If you suffer from longterm depression then there can be a three-fold treatment of selfcare, counselling and medication that can be helpful. Not all depression requires medical intervention but for maybe people it is a helpful part of recovering hope.

Doreen Foy, M.Sc.(MFT)
Depression Counsellor

Doreen Foy, M.Sc.(MFT)

Registered Psychologist

#204 Princeton Place, 10339 - 124 St. NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 3W1 | 780-424-0783

The role of psychotherapy in treating depression is to help the person develop good coping strategies for dealing with everyday stressors. Benefits to be gained from therapy in treating depression include helping reduce stress in your life; it can give you a new perspective on problems with family, friends, or co-workers; it can make it easier to stick to your medical treatment; you can use it to learn how to cope with side effects from depression medication; you learn ways to talk to other people about your condition; it helps catch early signs of clinical depression.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.
Depression Counsellor

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre

#204 - 14 Mission Ave., St. Albert, Alberta T8N 1H4 | 780-460-0022

Depression is not a journey you need to make alone. Our therapists can help you to: •Find your inner motivation and strength to live your life •Engage in activities that are proven to help alleviate symptoms of depression, such as exercise, good nutrition and meditation •Uncover and explore the life problems that contribute to your depression •Overcome isolation and reconnect with significant people in your life •Identify and challenge negative thinking patterns that lead to feeling helpless and hopeless •Control your thoughts and feelings so they no longer overwhelm you •Help you draw on your own emotional, mental and spiritual resources in the process of healing from depression.

Christina Bell, Registered Psychologist
Depression Counsellor

Christina Bell, Registered Psychologist

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

Red Tree Psychology 710 - 9707 110 Street , Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0J8 | 780 239-3344

I use a cognitive therapy and mindfulness-based approach to treating depression. I also work with client to establish a holistic self-care practice, because physical issues like sleep deprivation can worsen depression. In my experience, anxiety and depression often occur together, so I work with clients to help cope with these symptoms and lower stress levels. In my experience, I have supported many individuals with depression in hospital and outpatient settings since 2000. Depression is one of the most common mental health concerns, and there are many approaches and techniques that can be effective.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Depression Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 4Y9 | 780-809-0684

Depression is a serious mental disorder that affects every area of a person's life. It is a regular mode of operation for those who have it, unlike the occasional sadness that everyone experiences from time to time. Depression might be mild, characterized by low energy and a lack of interest, or it might be severe, characterized by violent mood swings and a desire to give up on life. Left untreated, the person suffering depression might contemplate harming themselves. Depression is frequently linked to substance abuse, as it effects the same area of the brain, and sufferers of depression often try to self medicate with drugs or alcohol. At Valiant Recovery, we treat the dual diagnosis of depression and substance abuse in order to care for the whole person.

Kristine Aanderson, R. Psyc.
Depression Counsellor

Kristine Aanderson, R. Psyc.

Registered Psychologist

2051 Leger Road , Edmonton, Alberta T6R 0R9 | 780-431-9623

The dark clouds of depression can cast a shadow on even the best parts of our lives. When you stop enjoying things you used to, are sad and tearful, when you have problems sleeping or focusing, everything in life can get so much harder. By working with a supportive psychologist who listens, we can develop strategies to take our lives back and restore the joy and happiness.

Tom Burton, CTA, RTC, MTC
Depression Counsellor

Tom Burton, CTA, RTC, MTC

Certified Transactional Analyst and Master Therapeutic Counsellor

7718 104th Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 4C5 | 587 372-5638

Depression comes in many forms from situational to all encompassing and familiar. You may be feeling sad, unhappy, irritable, and have a sense of hopelessness. You may be saying things to yourself such as “I’m a failure” and “Just get on with it”. Are you self critical, so much so that you lack enthusiasm, motivation and self-esteem? “What is the point?” Being depressed can lead to withdrawing from others and situations, not doing what needs to get done or substance abuse. Depression could be a natural experience as a result of a devastating life situation. Or it may be familiar to you, going back to early years as a response to uncomfortable and unbearable feelings.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters International, Inc. and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D. handles depression and other emotional disorders in a very unique way. Most of therapy or counseling processes utilize validation, unconditional positive regard, and reframing as common techniques to get someone to heal from their depression. Though this can be helpful, it rarely fixes the core problem behind it and for tough cases we then refer them usually to a psychiatrist for medication which can have tons of side effects. Instead, why not try a natural and arguably more effective way to not just change your mind, but change the brain--where the depression is rooted. Contact us at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com.

Linda Tilley, M.Ed, R.Psych.
Depression Counsellor

Linda Tilley, M.Ed, R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

201, 10425 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5G 0Y5 | 780-702-8905

Often prolonged depression or depression that is resistant to medication is not as much a clinical depression as it is a reaction to a series of environmental or interpersonal situations that leave us feeling chronically helpless with low self-worth. This is especially true when the situations happen during childhood. Moving beyond the helplessness often requires medication but more importantly, an opportunity to understand and process those negative situations. Making sense of what we are feeling helps us to put our experiences in perspective, process and release the lingering emotions related to those experiences, and move on towards a happy and productive life.

Nancy Hurst, Ph.D
Depression Counsellor

Nancy Hurst, Ph.D

Registered Psychologist

10069- 80 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1T4 | (780) 482-1847

Depression can feel like overwhelming sadness, or maybe like you are in a "funk" that you can not get out of. People often start to isolate themselves, and focus on negative thoughts. I offer a warm, safe place to share your feelings, examine your relationships and perceptions that may be contributing to your depression. I introduce concrete suggestions that will help you get your back on track. People frequently feel a sense of relief after sharing their burdens. In discussing experiences people are often able to view themselves differently and gain insight into how they can more effectively deal with situations and relationships.

Emma Drebit, MSc. (Marital & Family Therapy)
Depression Counsellor

Emma Drebit, MSc. (Marital & Family Therapy)

Registered Psychologist

#320, 9707-110 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2L9 | 780-886-3030

Depression impacts people on many levels and can greatly impact relationships and work performance. Emma explores biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to both the development and the treatment of depression. She uses cognitive behavioural therapy to help people understand how depression affects the way they think, feel, and behave and the impact it has on the body. Emma focuses on improving mood, coping, and resilience, which includes developing more balance and positive thinking patterns, changing negative core beliefs, learning healthy coping strategies, expressing thoughts and feelings in positive ways, and enhancing boundaries, self-esteem and support systems.

Michelle J Buckle, MA, CCC, RDT, RPsych
Depression Counsellor

Michelle J Buckle, MA, CCC, RDT, RPsych

Registered Psychologist

MJB Psychological Services Ltd., 10042 - 116 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1V6 | 780-757-8255

Johnny was referred by his doctor and his frustrated parents because he was sad and distressed for prolonged periods of time. He had frequent absences and poor grades. He would have angry outbursts and crying episodes. He struggled making friends, would end up in fights and was often in trouble with his teachers. I met with Johnny’s parents, visited his school and observed him in class. I met with him in my playroom and used non-directive play to show I was listening and I cared. Eventually, he opened up and began to talk about his sad feelings behind the anger. He learned how to identify problems and found tools for dealing with them.

Tamara Hanoski, Ph.D, R.Psych
Depression Counsellor

Tamara Hanoski, Ph.D, R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

9690 182 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6M1 | (780)604-8704

Many people believe that in order to be "strong," they need to bury their feelings and keep them hidden from others. Over time, this can backfire, as feelings can build and take over, leaving a person feeling down and depressed, or overwhelmed. I work with clients not only to work through feelings of anger, resentment, hurt, and sadness that have built up, but to develop new habits of self-care, assertiveness, boundaries, healthy expression of feelings, communication, and stress management so that this does not occur again in the future. By doing this, they can become a more well-rounded person, who feels free to express feelings as they arise, and no longer carries them with them.

Michael Handman, Ph.D
Depression Counsellor

Michael Handman, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

Cloverdale Professional Group 9407 - 98 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 2C8 | 780-757-4554

I accurately diagnose an individual to ascertain whether he/she suffers from Major Depression or from sadness. The treatment plan might be different but the outcome is similar as my goal is to always help the individual resolve the issues that have brought him/her to therapy. The focus is for the client to be able to move on to a healthy, positive and productive way of living.

Landon Hildebrand, MA
Depression Counsellor

Landon Hildebrand, MA

Registered Psychologist

12547 129 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5L 1H7 | 780-221-7279

Sometimes we find ourselves stuck, with little to no motivation. We might also blame ourselves or others for how we got here. As a psychologist my role isn't to change you, rather it is to help you gain a greater understanding of what is going on. However, this isn't a stopping point. Through greater understanding we might also increase our compassion for ourselves. By giving ourselves some grace and working through the stress and challenges of our lives often we find that motivation to move forward and continue to grow and thrive!

Rebecca Martin, M Sc., LMHC, NCC, CCC
Depression Counsellor

Rebecca Martin, M Sc., LMHC, NCC, CCC

Canadian Certified Counselor

10250 176 St. NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1L2 | 780-920-9663

Regain your love of life with therapy for depression. Let us work together to discover the underlying experiences or emotions that drive this low-energy, low enjoyment state. Once we have found the source of your depressed mood, we can work together to help you heal from your wounds, or to fully engage with the feelings that depression has been holding away from you. This insightful therapeutic approach provides you with the skills to diminish relapse into depression.



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